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Opinion

Ensure thrill rides are safe

Editorial

Last year, during the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, a thrill ride, the Fire Ball, broke apart. Several people were injured. An 18-year-old man was killed. The previous year, a water park in Kansas unveiled a 17-story water slide. A raft carrying a 10-year-old boy down it went airborne. An ...

Schools preventing obesity

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). School is a common location at which children spend an average of 6-7 hours a day at, which is a majority part of their hours ...

Keep teens safe on prom night

Editorial

Glamorous gowns have been picked out. Tuxedo rental agreements have been signed. Limousines have been lined up by some. And yes, the flowers have been ordered. It is prom season. The big night will be a highlight of many of their young lives. They should have many more enjoyable times to ...

Judge should order CEO’s deposition to move forward

Editorial

It really is no surprise that the head of McKesson Corp. does not want to talk on the record to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. One wonders how he could explain the firm’s actions in contributing to the opioid abuse epidemic in our state. How, for example, might McKesson ...

Free speech still secure in Ohio

Editorial

It is easy to understand why Ohio’s internet harassment law was challenged by a liberal group, a conservative organization and a freelance political reporter. Huh? What on earth would bring such a diverse coalition together? Concern about freedom of speech. It is not at all difficult to ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those who whine and cry until they get their way, regardless of how it inconveniences others. Don’t expect respect from the community. Earn it. The East Liverpool High School bowling team and its booster parents send a THANKS to the teachers who, on their own ...

Resource officers can save lives

Editorial

Unless we can find better ways to keep armed people bent on violence out of our schools, the only way to protect our children and grandchildren is to ensure someone can fight back. A tragedy Tuesday at a Maryland high school reinforced the point. Just as classes were getting underway at Great ...

Emphasize ways to help addicts

Editorial

President Donald Trump’s suggestion that some especially evil traffickers in illegal drugs may deserve the death penalty got the headlines this week. But other aspects of his initiative against substance abuse, unveiled Monday in New Hampshire, deserve more attention. Buried several lines ...

Continue to clean up the bureaucracy

Editorial

His days as U.S. secretary of state near at end, Rex Tillerson knows full well when President Donald Trump ousted him. The two men simply did not get along. And in some ways, Tillerson was just too diplomatic for the president’s taste. But in a way, Tillerson’s departure is a victory for ...

Implement work rule for Medicaid

Editorial

Any suggestion that recipients of public assistance bear some responsibility for their own well being is resisted fiercely by many liberals. It is more important than ever, however, as the big-government crowd seeks to expand the number of people who rely on taxpayers. Now Ohio officials are ...